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Good Comedy Shows to Watch

Almost all people love to watch comedy shows and movies. Most of the popular ones come in the 'sitcom' category. In this article, we have compiled some good comedy shows that you should not miss...
Comedy is probably one of the most preferred and popular entertainment genres. This category of TV show can consist of situational comedies, stand-up comedies, and even animation. However, it is considered that sitcoms are liked by a majority of people. Comedy TV shows have been entertaining people since the 70s and 80s, with some shows so popular among the audience that they are aired even today.

Best Comedy Shows

Friends
Friends certainly makes it to the list of the best TV shows aired till date. This is a sitcom that includes the life of six best friends living in Manhattan, New York City. There have been 236 episodes in 10 seasons, which are aired repeatedly on various TV channels. This show deals with the comic situations and issues that come across in the lives of these people.

South Park
When it comes to most hilarious comedy shows in the animation category, South Park tops the list. Due to the satire included in this show, it has been rated amongst the best programs ever made by many magazines and media sources. South Park focuses on the misadventures of four boys from elementary school who sometimes use foul language. This comic series has reached 210 episodes in its 15 seasons. On the negative side, some parents might tag this show as inappropriate for children due to bad language.

Mind Your Language
Mind Your Language is undoubtedly one of the best comedy shows to watch if you want to have a quality laughter time. It centers around a classroom, wherein people from different countries come to learn English from a professor. You would surely burst out laughing watching the misunderstandings created due to people not able to grasp the language. It is a very funny TV show to watch from the 70s.

Drake & Josh
This is a recommended TV show, most suitable for all kinds of viewers. The main theme of the show revolves around a family of two boys and a sister, and their parents. The two boys, Drake and Josh, are step brothers, who are always pranked by their sister. Along with a good touch of comedy, this show also tells something about an ideal family life. A total of 60 episodes were aired for a period spanning four seasons.

Mr. Bean
This show includes the character of Mr. Bean, played by Rowan Atkinson, who is seemingly a small child in the body of a full-grown man. Mr. Bean addresses everyday problems in a somewhat unconventional manner, which in turn makes the viewers laugh. Just a total of 14 episodes were made which are repeatedly broadcast at present.

Just For Laughs Gags
Just For Laughs Gags is a silent comedy which is originally shot in Montreal and Qu├ębec regions. It consists of hidden cameras, with show actors playing different unique pranks on common people. A sudden response of the subjects to these pranks is what entertains the viewers. Besides, the sound effects, laugh tracks, and music add up to the comic situation. As of now, more than 2000 episodes have been made.

These are only few of the best comedy shows that you simply should not miss. A few other good ones would be:
  • Full House
  • The Benny Hill Show
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • 30 Rock
  • The Golden Girls
  • Seinfeld
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Glee
  • Small Wonder
  • Dharma & Greg
  • Home Improvement
  • Just Shoot Me
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • That '70s Show
  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • How I Met Your Mother
Shows like Mr. Bean and South Park are those which have unique comic and laughter creating potential. This is why no matter how many times we watch the same episodes, we always end up laughing and having a fun time. Note that this list is not complete, there are many other good comedy shows that you can enjoy. If we have missed out on your favorite shows, you are welcome to add those names in the 'comments' section below.
By Stephen Rampur
Last Updated: 9/29/2011
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